The Commemorative Air Force’s newest Wing, the Joe Foss Squadron of Sioux Falls, South Dakota has been assigned its first warbird by the national organization, a Stinson L-5 Sentinel, and is celebrating the arrival with a World War II-themed hangar dance on August 12th that will also serve as the squadon’s inaugural fundraiser.
The event will be attended by several other WWII aircraft, including “Fifi,” the world’s last flying B-29 Superfortress, as well as a B-24 Liberator, C-45 Expeditor, T-6 Texan, PT-19 Stearman and a P-51 Mustang. A 13 piece swing band, the Gale Pifer Orchestra will play the hits of the 40s, WWII reenactors will be in attendance at add to the atmosphere, and the Date Night Dance Company will provide instruction on the finer points of swing dancing.
The event will be held at Maverick Air Center, just north of the Sioux Falls Airport and run from 5:30pm to 10pm. Tickets may be purchased online at www.cafjoefoss.com. The ticket price includes food, dancing, dancing lessons and a tour of the B-29.